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Theology: Explained and Defended, vol. 1
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Theology: Explained and Defended, vol. 1


Clark & Lyman 1818

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Timothy Dwight IV, the grandson of Jonathan Edwards and son of a major in the army of George Washington, is widely known for his theological writings, preaching, and his presidency at Yale University. Dwight led a fascinating life, which is explained in a 78 page memoir at the beginning of this volume, followed by 31 sermons. The content of each sermon points to the undeniable existence of God, as Dwight compares atheism to Christianity, elaborates on direct proof of the existence of God, addresses the subject of angels, and discusses the soul of man. His sermons are rich with Scriptural references and biblical wisdom.

A compelling collection of sermons, the words of Dwight provide thought-provoking, biblical reflection as he reminds us of the great importance of theological study. His sermons and memoirs are easily referenced in digital format, and Scripture references appearing on mouseover make Theology: Explained and Defended a powerful resource and an excellent addition to your Logos library.

Key Features

  • 31 sermons preached by Timothy Dwight
  • Memoir of Timothy Dwight’s life
  • General remarks on subjects discussed

Praise for the Print Edition

His Theology: Explained and Defended was a textbook for 50 years in many sections of the country and as far away as Australia. He preached steadily on the evidences of divine revelation, defended the Genesis record of the creation, the flood, and the history of the nations. He attacked skepticism by sound logic and overwhelming eloquence. He hammered away at the basic doctrines of conviction of sin and regeneration. His sermons were partly responsible for the four revivals which broke out in Yale College during his administration.

—Charles J. Woodbridge, Westminster Theological Journal

Product Details

  • Title: Theology: Explained and Defended, vol. 1
  • Author: Timothy Dwight
  • Publisher: Clark & Lyman
  • Publication Date: 1818
  • Pages: 641

About Timothy Dwight

Timothy Dwight (1752–1817) was the grandson of Jonathan Edwards. He graduated from Yale in 1769, becoming a tutor at Yale after his graduation as well as a chaplain at Hopkins Grammar School. In 1777, he became a chaplain in the Connecticut Continental Brigade. A politician, preacher, and author, he was one of the leaders of the second Great Awakening.